Building My Capsules

I have read a lot of information on capsule wardrobes, and carried out some research on the occasions when I felt I needed to put one together. I feel that capsules are really only relevant in my life when I am packing a suitcase. Otherwise, the full wardrobe is available to choose from. When I … Continue reading Building My Capsules


I made my first Zadie in 2019. I saw lots of versions on social media which I thought looked great, and I liked the relaxed fit and wide legs, even though I have always been wary of wrap fronts. So I chose a cotton fabric from 1st For Fabrics in North Tyneside, and set to. … Continue reading Zadie

Confidence, imagination and accuracy – get the balance right.

I have done a fair bit of pattern hacking and clothing alterations in my time, and usually with a reasonable outcome. It was uppermost in my mind when I set out on the last few projects, that I really needed to feel confident that what I was doing would work. So, when you start hacking … Continue reading Confidence, imagination and accuracy – get the balance right.